Community groups and local councils are encouraged to apply for funding under the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), which is available for community and in- frastructure projects in the Riverina and Central West.
Funding will be available across two streams: infrastructure projects and community investments.
Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the fund was dedicated purely as an investment in opportunities across rural, regional and remote Australia.
“Flexible, creative thinking can be a winning formula to receive funding, providing clear objectives are mapped out that show benefits for the region,” the Minister said.
The Nationals’ Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack said applications would be assessed in three categories depending on the size of the project to ensure small community projects were not competing against huge projects worth tens of millions.
“We want to invest in the infrastructure, events and initiatives that we are passion- ate about and that we know will make a difference to our region,” Michael said.
An information session will be held in Dubbo at the Western Plains Cultural Centre at 10.30am on 31st January.
Applications close on Tuesday, 28th February for the Infrastructure Projects Stream and Friday, 31st March for the Community Investments Stream.
To register for an information session or to find out more visit www.business.gov. au/bbrf